PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
GEMA/HS Preparedness Tips
Wednesday, April 27, marks the five-year anniversary of a severe EF3 tornado that swept through Pickens, Bartow and Cherokee Counties. The storm, which generated winds in excess of 150 mph, touched down at 9:25 p.m. that evening. It tracked from 5 miles northeast of Kingston, crossing Northwest int... more
Pickens Master Gardeners has some enthusiastic new members bringing new ideas to the Jasper Farmers Market. One of those new members is Diane Nelson and she will be at the market this week (April 30) to launch a whole series of once a month programs called "Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener". Each m... more
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In this issue: Over 72 trees submitted to Trail Tree Database since January 2016; Trees of interest in GA, TN, AR, KY, AL, & OK; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program...
Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Meichtry, Ellijay River Vineyards, Engleheim Vineyards, Fainting Goat Vineyards and Gilmer Arts are proud to host the 2nd annual "Plein Air at the Vineyards". Regional artists, working outdoors, "en plein air" in and around the vineyards over a three day weekend beginning... more
A Memorial Benefit and Poker Run was held to help pay medical and burial expenses for Alan Mullins who passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Activities also included were BBQ plate sale, raffle drawings, cake walk, games, and live music by Phil Blackwell & Matt Chastain, The Dashcrackers, and M...
Over 500 attended the annual Pickens County Health Fair and Free Sports Physicals for Pickens County Students. The event is coordinated by Jasper Lions Club, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc. and Chattahoochee Technical College. ...
The Jasper Cruise In is held the fourth Saturday of the month from April through October....
Fundraiser for eight year old Evan Tucker's Team for the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on May 21, 2016 in Atlanta....
All during April's Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful launched the Great American Cleanup on the first day of Spring, and Keep Pickens Beautiful has been busy with activities throughout the county. KPB welcomes four new Adopt A Road members as part of the celebration (photos to the left): Folks at Ed B's Studio 54 have volunt... more
Congratulations to King and Queen, Arthur Goldberg and JoAnn Weintraub!...
Pickens County Recreation Department will transition to carrying Pepsi products. Pickens County employees recognized for their years of service: Jennifer Jordan 20 Years, Betty Jones 20 Years, John Nicholson 10 Years, Angela Allen 10 Years, and Barbara Bryant 10 Years....
Pickens County Georgia Republican Party (GOP) hosted a debate for local contested candidates for Commissioner, Tax Commissioner, Coroner, and Board of Education....
Hi, my name is Joan. I was picked up by a good Samaritan because I had a leg injury. The nice people at the shelter paid for my vet bill and I was in foster care, but now I'm at the shelter. I'm almost fully healed so please come visit me and hopefully you will fall in love with me. See y... more
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 430 WWII veterans die every day. At that rate, these patriotic heroes will soon only be a memory. It is always best to thank those who have served while they are still able to hear the words, and members of Post 149 American Legion are... more
On Friday, April 15th, the seven children from ages 12-18, housed at Appalachian Children's Emergency Shelter (ACES) in Jasper, Georgia were removed by Child Protective Services due to failure to properly report a self-harm incident of one of the residents. A state investigation is underway. Sin... more